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Cocoa ‘a sad story’: Farmers need insurance as human cost of industry overlooked, says Cacao for Change

Cocoa farmers operate in a chocolate supply chain that perpetuates poverty and bear the bulk of the risk, claims Cacao for Change as it proposes an alternative model.

Social movement Cacao for Change calls for insurance protection for cocoa farmers under a new ‘shared value’ model it says should be adopted by the entire industry. Photo: iStock - Duncan_Andison
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Chocolate may benefit pregnant women, but further research needed

Moderate chocolate consumption may help expectant mothers and their fetuses by reducing stress and providing antioxidants that guard against reproductive diseases and pregnancy complications, say Italian researchers.

Top five global F&B trends, Gulfood Manufacturing 2015

‘Sweetshop of the Future’ Part II: Cupcake vending machines, black water, edible packaging, & disruptive chocolate

“There are lots of questions about the quality of our water and where it comes from, the plastic packaging used to transport it, plus the shortage of water due to countries which suffer from droughts and global warming,” according to Dr Morgaine Gaye, Food Futurologist who spoke at the F&B...

UBM says security and comfort of attendees is ‘paramount’; registrations up 6%

32 firms pull out of FiE in wake of Paris attacks

Around 32 of 1400 exhibiting companies (3%) have pulled out of the industry event Food Ingredients Europe (FiE) next week in Paris following the city’s fatal attacks, despite efforts from the organiser to up security.

Existing habits play role in response to food safety risk, says study

Consumers are reluctant to respond to food safety risks if the recommendations interfere with their existing habits, according to a study.

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